Sunday, March 24, 2013

Le Restaurant at All Good Things

You will go but most likely you will not get any of the following dishes. The reason is that that the menu changes every single day (they're open Thursday - Sunday only) and it's exclusively tasting menu style. There's a great market store on the main floor that sells vegetables, meats, and cheeses, gelato and hot and frozen chocolate. Everything is local and fresh. That's where the restaurant gets its ingredients and inspirations for the day's menu.

I'm pretty sure that this is absolutely the best way to start dinner. FOIE GRAS WITH CHERRY JAM IN DARK CHOCOLATE. This was accompanied by a shot of port-type drink. Certainly unique and oh so delicious.

SHRIMP CEVICHE. Zesty and delicate. Presentation was pretty special as well. I wish there was just a bit more of it though. Just when I got the taste it was all gone.

WHITE ASPARAGUS WITH MUSHROOMS. Wondrful and light. The mushrooms in an asparagus foam were really tasty. Asparagus itself was just right, not too soft not too hard, simply cooked.

PRETZEL WITH SHORT RIB and mustard. Juicy meat easily falls apart at the touch of a fork. It goes perfectly with the tasty pretzel and the mustard added an extra special level of flavor. This was lovely.

Obviously on the lighter side as well. SCALLOP was big and fresh with wonderful seasonings. A side of crispy radish was a nice contrast to the softness of the scalop. Definitely a yummy plate. Didn't realize this was the main course but alas that was it. I was surprised there was not some sort of a meat dish, especially since I saw wonderful meats at the market upstairs.

Lastly, the dessert. It was a type of marang with a nutty sauce. As everything on the menu it was delicate and light. A bit not my style, I love anything chocolate for dessert, but still a unique sweet dish.

Great restaurant and very creative yet simple dishes. I enjoied the meal but left craving something meaty. After dinner we ended up going for some meatballs, which hit the spot. Overall though Le Restaurant at All Good Things felt special and comfortable. It's nice to visit.

All Good Things
102 Franklin St
(212) 966-3663 

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